Correlational finding on Happiness and Rigid
Subject code: P05cn

StudyClement (1980): study FR 1975 /2
TitleDe la Variation de Quelques Traits de Personalité en Fonction, notamment, de l'Age, du Sexe et du Niveau Intellectuel. (The Variation of Certain Personality Traits in Relation to Age, Sex, and Intelligent Level).
SourcePsychologie Francaise, 1980, Vol. 25, 95 - 113
PublicAdult women, France, 1975
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1893

Correlate
Author's labelRigidity
Page in Source 102
Our classificationRigid, code P05cn
Operationalization
Factor derived from responses on the Heron (1967) 
personality inventory:
most items in this inventory were drawn from the MMPI, 
16 PF Cattel, Wesley rigidity scale and LSI-A.
1.Rigidity in order and minuteness
2.Rigidity in attitudes
3.Rigidity in routines
4.Total rigidity
Remarks





Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.04 ns
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.04 ns
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.34 ns
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.04 p < .ns1
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.37 p < .001
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-ar=-.03 ns
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.01 ns
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.01 ns
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.01 ns


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-u-sq-ol-9-aSelfreport on single question:

Place a cross on the line on the place you estimate to be what corresponds best with your state.
1 | I don't feel very well in my skin
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 | I don't feel too well in my skin
6 |
7 |
8 |
9 | I feel very well in my skin

Scoring: rated on open horizontal line scale divided afterwards in 9 sections.
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-aSelfreport on single question:

Place a cross, on each line, on the place you estimate to be that which corresponds best with your state
1 I am not very happy
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 | I am not too happy
6 |
7 |
8 |
9 I am quite happy

Scoring: rated on an open horizontal line scale, divided afterwards in 9 sections.
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-aSelfreport on single question:

Place a cross on the line below, on the spot you estimate that corresponds best with your state.
1 | I am not very satisfied
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 | I am not too satisfied
6 |
7 |
8 |
9 I am very satisfied

Scoring: rated on an open horizontal line scale divided afterwards in 9 sections.


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 « no correlation ,
r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl